Maybe you’re wondering what to do with all this newfound freetime as you do your part to stay home.. If you’re looking for things to do, we’ve got you covered with 7 ideas for keeping yourself occupied while you’re stuck at home.
Go for a walk
If your home now doubles as your workplace, you’re likely going to want to get out of the house for some fresh air. Make it a point to take daily walks, even if it’s just a 30-minute stroll around the neighborhood with your dog or kids.
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If you’re used to going to the gym or attending fitness classes, you’re probably a little frustrated right now. But with so many free online classes available to stream, there’s really no excuse for getting your workout in.
Plus, exercise releases endorphins, the feel-good hormones in your brain that help relieve pain and stress.
Learn a new skill
Now is the perfect time to start a new hobby or learn a new skill you’ve been meaning to pick up.
Skillshare is an excellent resource for online classes and workshops, ranging from painting and photography to business and marketing. And with their current offer of two free months of their premium membership, you can have thousands of different courses at your fingertips.
Perhaps you want to learn a new language. Many websites and apps offer free language learning programs for a variety of skill levels.
Video chat with the people you love
If we can’t physically be with our friends and families, we might as well be alone together.
When it comes to video conferencing platforms, you have quite a few options. Catch up with a friend via FaceTime, or get a group together for happy hour on Google Hangouts. Of course, technology isn’t without its glitches, but it’s much more personal than a phone call or text.
Now more than ever, we should be regularly cleaning and disinfecting common household surfaces like countertops and doorknobs. But if you’re really looking for something to do, give your home a good deep cleaning. After all, a clean house is much more pleasant to be in, especially when you’re stuck at home.
Declutter and organize
On that same note, organizing closets and decluttering your space will keep you plenty busy. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, with tips and tricks for sorting everything from clothes and accessories to office supplies and kitchenware.
Adopt or foster an animal
If you have the means, now is the perfect time to adopt or foster an animal. With so many jobs affected by the pandemic, some people have no choice but to surrender their pets to overcrowded shelters. So many dogs and cats could use homes — especially now.
However you decide to keep yourself busy during this crazy time, remember that even though we may be physically alone, we’re all in this together.